GDC 2014 is over, but these gaming trends from the show are just beginning – Digital Trends

Boeing unveils its first ‘self-destructing’ smartphone – WDAM-TV

WDAM-TV(BOEING/FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION/CNN) – It’s a smartphone that would make James Bond jealous. Aerospace manufacturer Boeing unveiled a new “self-destructing” smartphone this week, called the “Boeing Black.” The company says…

Is the Internet Bad for Society and Relationships? – NEWS.GNOM.ES

NEWS.GNOM.ESThe Internet becomes a bigger part of our lives everyday, making life more convenient but also taking away the human element of living in the moment and making relationships more…

Was WhatsApp really worth the $19 billion price? – VatorNews

VatorNewsFacebook’s purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week, for a jaw-dropping total of $19 billion, is a big damn deal, to put it mildly. I don’t mean that…

Microsoft Targets Global Internet Growth With Cheaper Phones – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) is accelerating its push into mobile software, adding new hardware manufacturers and joining forces with chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) to develop cheaper smartphones aimed at markets such…

USPS planning to launch a Steve Jobs stamp in 2015 – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsDetailed by the Washington Post, the United States Postal Service will be rolling out a new stamp during 2015 that pays tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Currently under…

ZTE to debut 6in Android phablet and Firefox OS device at MWC – Inquirer

InquirerCHINESE PHONE MAKER ZTE clearly isn’t one for keeping secrets, as it has revealed what we can expect from it at next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). The firm got…

Google acquires SlickLogin to help make the Internet safer – Android Community

Android CommunityGoogle and its users are probably one of the favorite targets of miscreants. While Google is always trying to secure things from its end, it can only do so…

Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin – Economic Times

Economic TimesJERUSALEM: The global internet giant Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an “acqui-hiring deal”, which means SlickLogin’s staff and knowledge will be integrated…

Flappy Bird fallout: Apple, Google rejecting apps with the word “flappy” in the title – GameSpot

GameSpotFlappy Bird fallout: Apple, Google rejecting apps with the word “flappy” in the title. Following an onslaught of Flappy Bird clones, it seems Google Play and the iTunes App Store…

Apple and Google now rejecting games with “flappy” in the title – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsThe rise and fall of Flappy Bird has been one of the most bizarre tech stories of 2014, and there’s another development to report: Apple and Google have both…

Microsoft reportedly prepping Office for iPad to release in the first half of 2014 – Engadget

EngadgetWhile Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone released last summer and we’ve yet to see software release for Apple tablets. Not only is the slate-focused productivity suite alive and well, it’s…

Facebook can estimate how long your relationship will last – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsThe Facebook Data Science team has been busy digging into the network’s statistics in honor of Valentine’s Day, serving up an interesting look at the average user’s love life.…

Google Unveils Glass-Ready Prescription Eyewear – Wired

WiredA Glass employee models the Bold version of the new Glass frames. Photos by Ariel Zambelich/WIRED. A Glass employee models the Bold version of the new Glass frames. Photos by…

In the Trenches With Macintosh for 30 Years – PC Magazine

PC MagazineIn early 1984, the IBM PC 5150 and its successor the IBM PC/XT were the workhorses of the business PC industry. The Apple IIe and the Commodore 64 were…

CES 2014 live: Michael Bay ’embarrassed’ by meltdown on stage [Video] – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSamsung has been everywhere at CES 2014, hosting receptions, a news conference and private dinners to tout its latest products. Besides Bay, also getting buzz for Samsung was…

CES 2014: Sony unleashes 2014 camcorder lineup – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPrepping for the new year, Sony’s Camcorder team brought its A-game to CES 2014. Not only are its mid- and low-end camcorders refreshed, but it’s got a new flagship…

CES 2014: 4K TVs start to get 4K content – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS – 4K TVs are some of the hottest gadgets at this year’s CES technology conference. But what if there are no ultra high-definition TV shows and movies…

CES 2014: Toyota says fuel-cell car has 310-mile range – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS –The hydrogen-powered car is back, and it’s wearing a Toyota badge. After its initial debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, the hydrogen-powered Toyota FCV made…

CES 2014: Pebble Steel smartwatch announced – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe creators of the Pebble smartwatch have unveiled a sophisticated version of the wearable device that features a stainless steel body and Gorilla Glass. The Pebble Steel, available in…

Camera tech you should watch at CES 2014 – USA TODAY

(Zennie62Media NMX, CES 2014 coverage sponsored by MaiWorld.com, the leader in affinity USB Flash Drives) USA TODAYWe’ve landed in sunny Las Vegas for the International CES 2014, set up shop…

Apple acquires Snappycam photo app company – USA TODAY

USA TODAYApple has reportedly purchased the small company that makes a popular photography app, the latest sign the gadget maker is gearing up efforts to innovate through acquisitions. SnappyLabs, the…

CES 2014: Follow our coverage – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS — It’s Vegas, baby, and tech done up Vegas-style. International CES 2014, the massive annual consumer electronics show here, kicks off unofficially tonight with a preview event…

Samsung dishes details on its audio lineup ahead of CES 2014 – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsPerhaps in an effort to keep pre-CES 2014 buzz going, Samsung has again released details on its new audio line-up ahead of the big show. Included in the suite…

Expect a wristful of smartwatches from Archos at CES 2014 – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsThe smartwatch really took off during 2013, thanks to high profile products from Samsung, Qualcomm, Sony and Pebble, but it’s a section of the mobile market which we also…

Samsung offers little hard details on the 110-inch 4K TV – DailyTech

DailyTechSamsung has pulled the wraps off a new and very massive 4K UHD TV. The TV measures 110-inches and will likely be seen in the Samsung booth at CES 2014,…

New study: Facebook “dead and buried” among UK teens – ITProPortal

ITProPortalIt’s a familiar and worrisome refrain for Facebook — that the company’s core user base is supposedly getting older and the next generation just isn’t interested in joining the social…

Amazon said it will review the performance of delivery carriers – DailyTech

DailyTechAmazon had a record holiday season this year, so much so that it had to limit new Prime memberships and give gift cards to those who didn’t receive packages before…

The Internet Archive adds five vintage consoles to its browser emulator – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsThe Internet Archive has launched a new Console Living Room section, bringing complete libraries for five vintage games consoles to your Web browser. Fans of the Atari 2600, the…

Windows 8.1 machines running Android apps to descend upon CES 2014? – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsYou might hear the term “PC Plus” quite a bit during CES 2014, which will begin on January 7. PC Plus refers to the concept of a Windows 8.1…

Here’s the dish on LG’s new Sound Plate and the rest of its CES 2014 audio lineup – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsFollowing up on similar preemptive moves it made this time last year, LG is once again taking the wraps off a good deal of its latest products ahead of…

Apple’s dark tower Mac Pro ship date quickly slips to February 2014 – Computerworld

ComputerworldComputerworld – Apple today started taking orders for its pricy Mac Pro workstation, but shipping dates almost immediately slipped to February, irritating customers who have been awaiting the ‘dark tower’…

Motorola phone sold in US early – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne Journal GazetteMotorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company last week said it was able to produce…